And when I look at it, I said, well, this is an example of an acute change, a very acute change. Because what happens when we have a trauma,
many people after the trauma are changed forever, for the rest of their lives if they have PTSD.
It actually has changed, changes the chemical that flow through our brain.
It changes the structure of our brain, creates new neural pathways, kills a lot of old neural pathways as a result of a single experience.
It's a sledge hammer. It is very widespread unfortunately.
I mentioned it last time. 30 percent of Vietnam vets have PTSD. 30 percent. 80 percent from the first Gulf War have PTSD.
As I mention we don't have the exact data yet from the second Gulf War.
But the numbers are likely gonna be higher than that.
After 911 or before 911 right, there were 20,000 individuals with PTSD south of 110th street New York.
Right after 911, 60,000 individuals with post-traumatic stress disorder.
Now this has consequences. Again it has consequences on the way our brain functions, very often, not always, but very often for the rest of our lives.
So this is an acute change. It comes immediately one trauma, 911 or seeing something terrible in war.
And then that often has an effect for the rest of, for the per... for the entire life.
It's a shock treatment, a negative shock treatment.
Now when look at PTSD when I thought about it, I asked, OK, so what is positive psychology have to do with this.
I mean this is clinical psychology. This is ”negative psychology”. Well the answer is a lot.